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Adding a leap second - should we be concerned?

Post 61

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

smiley - cross

I have my image to think of. Tin foil hats would make me look smiley - silly.


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Post 62

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

I decorate mine in accessories, and e wear the tin foil hat itselfk, underneath my pith helmut, naturally smiley - zensmiley - diva


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Post 63

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

Sorry, there's a shortage of pith here.


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Post 64

Pink Paisley

I believe that it was Borith Johnthon who took the pith.

PP.


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Post 65

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

Is that because he's a snollygoster?


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Post 66

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

I'm fairly good at taking the pith myself.... as most on this site seem to be smiley - whistle

I'm prepared now for tomorrow.... I've got extra supplies in, bottled water, and 143 cans of baked beans, plus a small burner stove with a bit cannister of meths for it... and I've got two pitch forlks and a sythe at hand just in case..... best to be prepared I thinks..... smiley - ufosmiley - alienfrown


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Post 67

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

Is one pitchfork for staving off the smiley - ufosmiley - alienfrown, and the other for getting the starting pitch for "Copacabana"? smiley - bigeyes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pth79-bpgGs


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Post 68

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

OMG! OMG we need a themetune for the end of the world! damnit... we're not ready! smiley - runsmiley - musicalnote we need to be prepared for the worsest of the worse.. this apocalypse could be the big one... the real big one... the real end of the world... and we need to be prepared!!!!!! smiley - yikessmiley - ufosmiley - zen I think I'll buy extra cheese tomorrow, just to be on the safe side... <cheese. smiley - cheesesmiley - cheese


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Post 69

Pink Paisley

Avoiding the obvious theme tune for TEOTW.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbZ9ILRYQ2o

By the way, did anybody think to book a table?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCLZwo3TZ3A

PP.


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Post 70

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

Or we could set Archibald MacLeish's "The end of the world" to music
http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-end-of-the-world/

"And there, there overhead, there, there hung over
Those thousands of white faces, those dazed eyes,
There in the starless dark, the poise, the hover,
There with vast wings across the cancelled skies,
There in the sudden blackness the black pall
Of nothing, nothing, nothing -- nothing at all"

Or the end of T S Eliot's "Hollow men,"

"This is the way the world ends,
not with a bang but a whimper."

But even if the world is ending, why not take comfort in the closeness of friends?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1307068/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


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Post 71

Icy North

{There in the starless dark...}

Reminds me of the finest prog rock song ever recorded (unless you know different): Starless by King Crimson:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfR6_V91fG8

Perfect End of the World accompaniment...


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Post 72

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Here are a couple of other TEOTWAWKI alternatives to the REM song.
These are from one of my favorite films, (that I haven't watched in ages, need to flix it) Wim Wenders' _Until the End of the World(1991)_.

First is the Nick Cave song. (I'll Love You) Until the End of the World. http://youtu.be/qzp8I-naJOg
Second is the U2 song of nearly the same name. http://youtu.be/8md8py8yVxY


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Post 73

Todaymueller

No Icy, you are quite correct Starless is the finest prog rock song ever....closely followed by several dozen other King Crimson tracks.


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Post 74

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

Thanks, Icy. I like that song. smiley - smiley

It as released 42 years ago. smiley - winkeye


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Post 75

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

oddly.... we seemed to have survived... smiley - ermsmiley - weird so far.... smiley - yikes


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Post 76

Icy North

I'll keep an eye out for the leap second failures, as they get diagnosed next week. The only one I read up to now was a mobile network which failed temporarily at midnight, but high demand sounds like a more likely cause for that.


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Post 77

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

so.... we could still all end up dead?! smiley - wow or not... of course.... smiley - dohsmiley - ufosmiley - alienfrown


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Post 78

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

I a hundred years we'll be dead for sure.


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Post 79

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

soon the leap second will pass all round the world!!!! I've got the pitch forlk ready and the sythe... smiley - evilgrinsmiley - runsmiley - yikessmiley - ufosmiley - alienfrown the newts are coming!`


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Post 80

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

Newt Gingrich and Newt Scamander? Set places for them at the table, then. smiley - smiley


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